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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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Boston Scientific Recalls Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheters

Boston Scientific has recalled all models of the Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified this as a Class 1 recall, the most serious type of recall where the FDA deems a reasonable probability … Continue reading

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Jurors Hear Expert Testimony in DePuy Pinnacle Trial

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The bellwether trial over injuries allegedly caused by the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant continues in the Northern District of Texas. For the past four weeks, jurors have been hearing arguments over whether the hip replacements are to blame for … Continue reading

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Arkray Recalls Glucose Test Strips Because of Inaccurate Readings

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Arkray USA, which makes products for diabetes management, has announced the recall of SPOTCHEM II Basic PANEL-1 Reagent Test Strip and SPOTCHEM II Glucose Reagent Test Strip used to test blood sugar (glucose) levels in patients with diabetes because these … Continue reading

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Texas Woman Sues 3M over Defective Surgical Warming Device

A Texas woman has sued 3M, accusing the company of selling defective surgical equipment responsible for a drug-resistant infection that led to a leg amputation. This case is the latest in a series of cases that argue 3M’s patient-warming Bair … Continue reading

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Hamilton-G5 Ventilator under Second Class 1 Recall This Year

Hamilton-G5 Ventilator Under Second Class 1 Recall

Hamilton Medical has issued a recall of more than 1,100 Hamilton-G5 ventilators because a software problem can unintentionally suppress ventilation alarms. The recall, posted on November 4, is the second Class 1 recall of Hamilton Medical ventilators this year, FierceMedicalDevices … Continue reading

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Baxter Vascular Patch Recalled over Difficulty Distinguishing Proper Orientation for Use

Packaging Caused Class I Recall of Peripheral Vascular Patch

After customer complaints of difficulties distinguishing the smooth from the rough surface of the Vascu-Guard Peripheral Vascular Patch, Baxter International has announced the voluntary recall of four product codes of the vascular patch. The Vascu-Guard Peripheral Vascular Patch is intended … Continue reading

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FDA Class I Recall for TigerPaw II Heart Device

FDA Class I Recall for TigerPaw II Heart Device

On May 7, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of the TigerPaw System II by Maquet Medical Systems. The TigerPaw II is an implantable left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion device meant for use during heart … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Recalls Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Due to Possible Metal Pieces

Kraft Foods Recalls Macaroni & Cheese Dinner

Kraft Foods Group has voluntarily recalled approximately 242,000 cases of Original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner because some boxes may contain small pieces of metal. The recall is limited to the 7.25-oz. size of the Original flavor with “Best … Continue reading

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Stryker Hip Settlement Enrollment Deadline Extended

Stryker Hip Settlement Enrollment Deadline Extended

The deadline for hip implant recipients to enroll in the Stryker Orthopaedics Rejuvenate Hip System settlement has been extended to March 30, 2015. Patients who received a recalled ABG II Modular Hip System or Rejuvenate Modular Hip System still have … Continue reading

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Stryker Settles Hip Implant Cases at Expected Cost of $1 Billion

Stryker, a major manufacturer of hip replacement devices, said on Monday that it had reached a settlement in thousands of lawsuits involving now-recalled all-metal hip devices. The settlement could cost the company about $1 billion. The deal would represent one … Continue reading

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